4-2 Marshall Honor Roll

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Seventh Grade Kortnee T. Alston, Joshua D. Bizer, Christian M. Boutte, Cacianita G. Bryant, Tayci S. Burnett, Jennifer N. Chavez, Mandy R. Chavez, Charlena A. Cooper, Deanna L. Coyle, Erick V. Curtis, Patrice H. Edwards, Sierra L. Ellis, Shauni L. Gendreau, […]

Firefighters train for flames

If firefighters fall or are injured, motion sensors on their packs trigger a siren to alert their fellow firefighters that they are in need of help. Janet Taylor-Birkey Receiving calls daily, the Cannon Fire Department provides more than relief from fire emergencies. In addition to the obvious job of fighting fires, these Airmen and civilians […]

Wildfires torch Land of Enchantment’s landscape

The Cannon Fire Department maintains constant readiness to fight fires ranging from household to rangeland wildfires. For more information on how the fire department operates, see pages 14 and 15. Janet Taylor-Birkey Known as the “Land of Enchantment,” New Mexico is also known as the land of high winds and burn bans. This lethal combination […]

Earth Day ‘Caught in the act’

Janet Taylor-Birkey Global warming trends and shortage of natural resources are debatable, but there is little debate that people worldwide need to take care of the Earth. The goal of making people aware of their role and responsibility in taking care of planet Earth is something embraced on both sides of the political platform. According […]

Heartlink program explains the ways of the Air Force

Janet Taylor-Birkey Cannon’s Heartlink program, sponsored by the Family Support Center, is a quarterly, all-day presentation offering spouses of Airmen, married five years or less, an opportunity to learn more about military life. Attendees receive free childcare for the event and lunch is provided. Designed to help the Airman’s spouse understand the ways of the […]

Deployment readiness more than training, TDY paperwork

Master Sgt. Robert Sobush We talk all the time about military readiness and the ability to deploy. We talk of how we need to be ready at a moment’s notice. With Aerospace Expeditionary Force 3/4 ramp up beginning at Cannon I would like you to stop, think and ask yourself if you are ready. Readiness […]

Some AF Reserve bonuses now $15,000

Airman Thomas Trower “One weekend a month, two weeks a year.” We’ve all seen or heard the slogan for the Air Force Reserve on the television, radio and Internet. What many may not know is that the Reserve has increased the maximum enlistment bonuses from $8,000 to $15,000 for selected Air Force Specialty Codes (AFSCs). […]

2006 Intramural Golf League in full swing

Dennis Christensen Cannon golfers teed off for the first major event of the 2006 golf season March 18 resulting in the lowest nine medalists representing the Cannon Varsity Golf Team. The two-day competition’s first round ended with Ed Armijo in the lead with a 72 and Scott Hanna applying pressure with a 75 in the […]

Police want privacy

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Clovis Police Officer Christopher Lopez programs the encrypting device on his portable radio Thursday at the Clovis Police Department. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Police scanners lodged in Clovis kitchens and living rooms may soon be junk pile fodder. Almost all Clovis Police Department transmissions will be encrypted beginning next […]

Attorney steps down in Clovis dentist case

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The attorney for former Clovis dentist and homicide suspect James Smith filed a motion Wednesday to withdraw from the case, according to court documents. Stephen Doerr cited two reasons for withdrawal in his motion to the court. Doerr stated he was not retained to represent Smith in a death […]

Portales police arrest six in drug bust

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Local police conducted drug-bust operations on Thursday night, which led to the arrests of six individuals, Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry said. Berry said Portales police officers worked with deputies from the Roosevelt County Sheriff’s Department on drug raids, which began shortly after 5 p.m. on Thursday. “Most of the narcotics […]

Second man arrested in connection with armored car embezzlement

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers A second man was arrested last week in connection with an armored car heist, officials confirmed on Thursday. Chris Adcox, 21, of Clovis was arrested March 22 by officers from the Clovis Police Department, District Attorney Matt Chandler said. “We have probable cause that establishes the individual (Adcox) received stolen […]

3/31 Public record

The following marriage licenses were compiled from court records from March 23 through Wednesday: • Angelo Ramos, 40, to Celeste Rave Pettit, 30, both of Clovis. • Kyle James Martin, 22, to Samantha Ashley Mishler, 21, both of Cannon Air Force Base. • Raymond Michael Littlefield, 46, to Julie Ann Littlefield, 42, both of Clovis. […]

3/31 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: At approximately 9 p.m. Saturday, police were called to Eighth and Sheldon streets in response to a report of gunfire and met with the callers at Sonic Drive-in on Seventh Street. The men said they were driving south on Sheldon and stopped […]

Supreme Court heading toward divisive territory

Freedom Newspapers The U.S. Supreme Court is moving from a period when it has been handling some of the easier cases on its docket, resulting in a surprising number of unanimous decisions, to handling more controversial decisions that will almost surely split the high court. One case decided last week led newly installed Chief Justice […]

Parents should let village aid children

By Helena Rodriguez: Local columnist We all know the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child.” But what happens when the village doesn’t want to raise the child? What happened to the old days when children were taught to listen to adults and other figures of authority? And what happened to the days […]

Living debt-free harder than it looks

By Grant McGee: Local columnist I completed the Consumer Credit Counseling Services program a while back. A few years ago my bills got the better of me and started to drag me under. I reached out for a helping hand and CCCS grabbed it. When I was through I got a packet with a congratulatory […]

Inconsistent Hounds start conference play

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer PORTALES — After winning three of four from Southeastern Oklahoma in early March, the Eastern New Mexico University Greyhounds were sitting at 16-4. What was followed by a 10-game losing streak, including four-game sweeps by Southwestern Oklahoma and Cameron. Veteran ENMU coach Phil Clabaugh has never seen anything like […]

Streaking Zias face crucial LSC contest

Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Eastern New Mexico University’s softball team has won seven in a row and 15 of its last 17. That hot streak is about to be put to the test. The Lone Star Conference’s top hitting teams collide when the Zias (26-12, 6-2 South) visit first-place Abilene Christian (27-8, 9-1) for four […]

Golden Gloves time again

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Ricardo Alexander,17 of Las Vegas, N.M., trains Thursday at the Roy Walker Community Center for his upcoming fight in the Golden Gloves. Alexander will compete in the 165-pound weight class. (CNJ correspondent: Tony Bullocks) By Eric Butler: CNJ correspondent As the host site for the New Mexico Golden Gloves competition in 18 of the last […]